Philippine Daily Inquirer

Sandigan affirms Bataan mayor’s suspension

- —PATRICIA DENISE M. CHIU

The Sandiganba­yan Sixth Division has affirmed the 90-day preventive suspension of Limay, Bataan Mayor Nelson David, in connection with his graft case. David’s case stemmed from his alleged involvemen­t in the municipali­ty’s overpriced purchase of agricultur­al land owned by his two sons, Richie Jayson and Christian Ryan David. Both of David’s sons were also part of the Municipal Appraisal Committee. The antigraft court earlier ordered that David be suspended, but he filed a motion for reconsider­ation on Aug. 20, arguing that the suspension order was “whimsical, capricious and unnecessar­y.” In its Oct. 1 resolution, the Sandiganba­yan denied the motion for reconsider­ation for lack of merit. “The grounds relied upon by accused David are a mere rehash or reiteratio­n of the grounds and arguments raised earlier and already passed upon and resolved by the Court in its resolution,” it said.

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